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danlovaj
Mar 10, 2010, 11:17 PM
I realize iPad is able to download photos off your camera with the camera kit. But what about RAW files? I shot a lot of RAW with my dSLR, and was hoping to be able to store them on the iPad during vacations/trips when the memory card gets full. I know even 16gb should hold lots of pics at 1024 resolution, but RAW files are so huge in comparison.

The question is just how much of a hybrid it is of iPhoto, which can display RAW files. What do you think?



goobot
Mar 10, 2010, 11:34 PM
prob. maybe not maybe so

elmo151
Mar 11, 2010, 11:05 AM
at a max of 64GB there are limits on storage. There are 64GB SD cards.

they did announce an SD reader:

iPad Camera Connection Kit
The Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera. The Camera Connector lets you import your photos and videos to iPad using the camera’s USB cable. Or you can use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from the camera’s SD card.

I think it may work if there is an ability to add external storage

yaroldb
Mar 11, 2010, 12:51 PM
I'd like to see how fast it is. I used to have the camera adapter for my ipod (5th gen video). I'd connect the USB from my DSLR and transfer the files. It took raws and jpeg but only showed the jpeg's. The only problem I had was the time it took to transfer the files over. I'm talking hours. Once it even crashed during the transfer and I lost all my files. I threw it away after that.

chriszzz
Mar 11, 2010, 02:45 PM
I was wondering this myself. It would make a great device to preview images without a computer.

skubish
Mar 11, 2010, 03:02 PM
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I doubt it will support RAW.

Manatee
Mar 11, 2010, 03:55 PM
Eventually, I'm hoping to see lite-ened versions of popular Mac apps available for the iPad, and one of them would certainly be Photoshop Elements. I'd hope to see a RAW converter included with a product like that.

Chundles
Mar 11, 2010, 03:58 PM
I don't mind if it doesn't support RAW files but it would be sweet to shoot in RAW+JPEG and have the jpegs viewable instantly but still be able to import the RAW files off the iPad onto my Mac when I got home.

If it did that then I wouldn't need to take my laptop on holidays.

azcoyote
Mar 12, 2010, 08:12 AM
Good news! The specs for the iPad Camera Connection Kit now indicate the iPad will support RAW format. http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/
The camera connector is not yet available for pre-order though.

elmo151
Mar 12, 2010, 08:34 AM
Good news! The specs for the iPad Camera Connection Kit now indicate the iPad will support RAW format. http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/
The camera connector is not yet available for pre-order though.

oddly enough the camera connection kit was not listed as an accessory today.

I wonder where it went?

ThatsMeRight
Mar 12, 2010, 09:54 AM
iPad Camera Connection Kit
The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW.So yes.

thelonepixel
Mar 12, 2010, 10:36 AM
What annoys me is that there is no CF Card adapter. Also I think the base model should have had 64GB, since you can get the iphone with 32GB.

blackNBUK
Mar 12, 2010, 10:49 AM
I'm a bit surprised at the RAW support as I was under the impression that RAW wasn't a completely standardised format like JPEG (i.e. different cameras produce different types of RAW files)

I agree with Chundles and hope that there is the option to only import JPEGs. Being able to quickly preview JPEGs on the iPad sounds like a pretty neat feature.

danlovaj
Mar 12, 2010, 10:56 AM
What annoys me is that there is no CF Card adapter. Also I think the base model should have had 64GB, since you can get the iphone with 32GB.

I wish it had a CF too. Because shooting in RAW is going to be on my Canon 40D. But i figure having a usb adaptor will download from both my dslr and point and touch.

Travisimo
Mar 12, 2010, 12:32 PM
I was looking at the blurb about the Camera Connection Kit at http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/ but I have a number of questions:

Does the kit come with BOTH the ability to plug the camera in directly and a memory card, or are there two different kits?

Is it just SD cards that it supports?

Where does it store the photos once they are imported? Will I be able to plug my iPad into my iMac and import the photos into Lightroom directly, or will I need to import from iTunes first?

Since it says it supports JPG and RAW, does that mean the iPad will be able to view RAW photos, or just import them for syncing later? If it is able to decode the RAW files on the device itself, will it support the same RAW formats that Apple supports in Aperture?

Thanks a bunch!

bbydon
Mar 12, 2010, 03:35 PM
Its one kit with both connectors in it. The other questions i dont have an answer for.
But if your iphone can import into lightroom then it should work the same. I imagine it stores them in the photo app

andyrusty
Nov 1, 2010, 02:25 AM
Ive just connected my canon 400d to my ipad.
The photos app opened up itself and the thumbnails of the pics downloaded. The images that were in raw just showed as and empty box with RAW inside it. The jpeg images displayed the image. However when imported into the ipad all the raw images displayed correctly.
The only problem encountered was that the initial thumbnail of the raw image was not displayed.

LiloThePleo
Nov 1, 2010, 02:42 AM
The camera connection kit comes with a USB adapter and an SD card adapter, the photo transfer for .mov and .jpg from my camera's SD was very quick, you can pick and choose which to transfer and you can also auto sync with the option to skip any you might have already moved. I moved 300 photos in less than 15 minutes including a couple of videos.

I used it while I was away and I could not fault it :)

MacinJosh
Nov 1, 2010, 02:42 AM
Ive just connected my canon 400d to my ipad.
The photos app opened up itself and the thumbnails of the pics downloaded. The images that were in raw just showed as and empty box with RAW inside it. The jpeg images displayed the image. However when imported into the ipad all the raw images displayed correctly.
The only problem encountered was that the initial thumbnail of the raw image was not displayed.

I was wanting some info on this. Thanks for the update!

rs1001
Nov 12, 2010, 04:13 AM
Adding to this, when uploaded to the iPad, is it still a Full-Res RAW or has it converted it / downsized it to a JPEG?

Also, is there an app better than the Adobe one?
Though some functions are given, level balancing & such are pretty critical & seem to be omitted at the moment.

bluehydrangeas
Dec 19, 2010, 02:07 PM
This may be of interest to some of you:
http://pirawnha.com/
This is the only raw image developer for the iPad

armadaman
May 4, 2011, 05:04 AM
OnOnesoftware.com has an app that put the camera picture on your iPad or iPhone no matter what the format.

Stealthipad
May 4, 2011, 06:22 AM
My iPad 2 with camera kit downloads and displays Nikon NEF (RAW) files along with jpegs if you use them. No additional software required!

I ordered it from Apple and was surprised that it included a CF card reader, too!

It works well!:p

Roy Hobbs
May 4, 2011, 06:44 AM
My iPad 2 with camera kit downloads and displays Nikon NEF (RAW) files along with jpegs if you use them. No additional software required!

I ordered it from Apple and was surprised that it included a CF card reader, too!

It works well!:p

The Apple Kit comes with a CF reader?? I don't think so, one is SD and one is USB.

Ecoh
May 4, 2011, 07:05 AM
Does anyone have experience with the CF card reader for iPad 1 & 2 from the M.I.C. store ?

http://store.micgadget.com/card-readers/280-ipad-2-cf-card-camera-connection-kit.html

mctheriot
May 4, 2011, 01:47 PM
Mine came in last week. Imcan confirm it works as advertised. Reads my CF cards.

Mark

Does anyone have experience with the CF card reader for iPad 1 & 2 from the M.I.C. store ?

http://store.micgadget.com/card-readers/280-ipad-2-cf-card-camera-connection-kit.html

huskyte
May 5, 2011, 12:15 AM
I also confirm this CCK to work with CF flawlessly. Apple is hopeless when it comes to professional photography, they better get into gear. This little gadget is perfect, nice work!

Northgrove
May 9, 2011, 05:52 AM
My iPad 2 with camera kit downloads and displays Nikon NEF (RAW) files along with jpegs if you use them. No additional software required!

Sounds great! My Nikon D90 will be happy. :) I didn't expect NEF support for some reason.

lsohne
Dec 6, 2011, 02:08 AM
For uploads, the Camera Connection Kit works fine. There is software called RawConverter that claims to convert some raw formats to tiff. I don't know what it supports.

Meanee
Dec 6, 2011, 07:03 AM
I don't mind if it doesn't support RAW files but it would be sweet to shoot in RAW+JPEG and have the jpegs viewable instantly but still be able to import the RAW files off the iPad onto my Mac when I got home.

If it did that then I wouldn't need to take my laptop on holidays.

You actually want to shoot RAW with iPad's pathetic camera?

Ecoh
Dec 6, 2011, 07:34 AM
You actually want to shoot RAW with iPad's pathetic camera?

He's talking about transferring photos taken in RAW from his DSLR to his iPad so he can view them while on vacation. Then still having the RAW files for when he gets home and can process them on his computer.

Meanee
Dec 6, 2011, 03:04 PM
He's talking about transferring photos taken in RAW from his DSLR to his iPad so he can view them while on vacation. Then still having the RAW files for when he gets home and can process them on his computer.

To me, that quote read that he/she wants to shoot JPG+RAW and then import from iPad to Mac at home.

Fandongo
Dec 6, 2011, 03:26 PM
I also confirm this CCK to work with CF flawlessly. Apple is hopeless when it comes to professional photography, they better get into gear. This little gadget is perfect, nice work!

I couldn't believe the ipad 2, doubling in power...but not functionality

It's a computer. Yet to run DSLR apps, you have to set up an additional computer between the two. Outrageous!

If the ipad 3 or iphone 5 don't have support for raw/monitoring/controlling a DSLR, we are trapped in a sad world.

mentos123
Dec 26, 2011, 06:04 PM
There are several raw converters for the iPad now. Try a Google search.

APlotdevice
Dec 26, 2011, 07:18 PM
What annoys me is that there is no CF Card adapter. Also I think the base model should have had 64GB, since you can get the iphone with 32GB.

The iPhone has a higher base price than the iPad. It only seems cheaper because of carrier subsidization.

mentos123
Dec 27, 2011, 11:07 AM
Sounds great! My Nikon D90 will be happy. :) I didn't expect NEF support for some reason.

There isn't any NEF support. All you see is a large version of the thumbnail. If you shoot NEF and JPEG simultaneously, then I expect you will get what you want. I have a D100 and there is no option to shoot both JPEG and NEF. The answer for me is to convert losslessly without losing the original RAW file. There are several apps that do that. Do a Google search.